PEX tubing is flexible, easy to install, and minimizes noise caused by a water hammer. Designed for use on hot and cold potable water lines, Blue PEX tubing is commonly used for cold water lines for identification purposes. CUT. PUSH. DONE.
The SharkBite Connection System makes any plumbing project fast and easy thanks to unique quick connect pushfit technology. When you insert a pipe into a SharkBite quick-connect fitting, the fitting’s stainless-steel teeth bite down and grip the pipe, while its special O-ring compresses to create a watertight seal.
From the Manufacturer
SharkBite U860B100 PEX Tubing 1/2-Inch x 100 ft. Coil without Oxygen Barrier Blue Color
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||24 x 24 x 3 inches|
- PEX TUBING: Flexible water pipe tubing for potable water distribution systems; chlorine and UV resistant; minimum working temperature 33 degrees Fahrenheit at 160 PSI and maximum working temperature 200 degrees Fahrenheit at 80 PSI
- FLEXIBLE PEX PIPE: Line expands and contracts with temperature changes and is freeze resistant
- PUSH-TO-CONNECT: Use with SharkBite push-to-connect plumbing fittings or brass barb fittings using PEX crimp tool or clamp connections
- PREFERRED BY THE PRO: All SharkBite PEX tubing meets the same standards for commercial and residential plumbing applications; PEX hose is great for repairs, and easy to cut with SharkBite shears
- MADE IN THE USA: All SharkBite connectors, adapters, and piping are manufactured and tested in the USA
Using PEX Tubing in a GMC Motorhome
World-Clsss Technology for Efficient Plumbing
SharkBite manufactures plumbing systems for residential and commercial applications. For more than two decades, SharkBite has been at the forefront of innovating products that solve problems and help the trade work more productively and efficiently. SharkBite solutions work across a wide range of applications, including single-family and multifamily home construction, repiping, remodel, service and repair work, and water heater installations.
SharkBite PEX Pipe
Total Rough-in Solution
SharkBite PEX Tubing is an excellent flexible water pipe tubing product for plumbing projects. PEX tubing is flexible, easy to install and minimizes noise caused by water hammer. Manufactured for potable water systems in red, white and blue options.
- Chlorine resistance and UV resistance.
- PEX Pipe is freeze-resistant but can expand slightly if frozen.
- Pre-printed insertion depth markings for Sharkbite Universal Push-to-Connect fittings.
- Manufactured in the USA.
Red PEX tubing is commonly used for the hot water lines for identification purposes.
White PEX tubing is commonly used for either hot or cold water lines for identification purposes.
Blue PEX tubing is commonly used for cold water lines for identification purposes.
Orange Oxygen Barrier PEX
Use for radiant floor and hydronic heating applications. The oxygen diffusion barrier prevents corrosion of ferrous metal parts in the heating system.
sébastien pilon –
bon mais fausse informationbon produit mais selon les informations le roulleau es supposé être 300 mètres soit pres de 1 000 pied…
yerson d.r. –
PEX is great stuffthis tubing is without oxygen barrier and hence the lower price. I was concerned that it was not potable. But turns out it is not…”Non-barrier tubing is simply PEX tubing without the oxygen barrier. For potable water applications, you will generally use non-barrier PEX.”Who knew? So this is good and the product is great.
Not as advertisedI bought this PEX pipe specifically for the “repeating sharkbite pattern” as I decided to give the Sharkbite fittings a shot. I figured by using this specific Sharkbite branded PEX, that it would make things easier to know that the fittings were seated properly.I got the package and was surprised to find there were no markings on it at all other than the standard “what this pipe is good for” printing. The repeating pattern advertised and shown on the listing were nowhere to be found.I contacted customer service and they were great about it. They sent me a replacement order straight away without having to wait for the incorrect one to get there.Part 2…now I get the replacement a few days later. Eager to get going on my project, I open up the box. To my dismay, that exact same incorrect product was sent. Again, no “repeating sharkbite pattern” anywhere on this Pex pipe.I contacted customer service once more. Again they were great, (I mean it’s not their fault) and they suggested they would launch some sort of investigation on the product. It’s very frustrating to buy this product for the sole reason of having that handy depth indicator pattern only to have it missing.As standard tubing, it does the job just great and I have zero complaints. I went ahead and used the PEX anyways, but it sure would have been nice to get what was actually advertised. This is nothing more than standard, everyday, white PEX tubing.Hopefully RV gets to the bottom of this as I see from other reviews that they seemed to have gotten the proper product.
nice product, not as bendy as it seems to …nice product, not as bendy as it seems to appear in commercials/shows (handyman stuff such as DIY Holmes on Homes etc.), that is fine its not really meant to be bendy and is much more sturdy also makes it easy to attach to stuff, makes it a bit more difficult to roll out and maneuver…overall it is still better and easier to work with than solid piping etc., can get around its rigidity issues by using cutters and elbow attachments etc.overall a fine product, pricing is excellent, when running water lines this is by far the easiest most cost effective way to do it.will be buying more of this stuff to use in future projects…
Non Stop Horizon –
Easy to work with whether warm or room temperature, whether secured with push to connect or barb fittingI purchased this for new construction. I’ve used something similar to help someone else out on his new home and decided to give it a try. Most people suggested warming this up to make it easy to work with. Living in Texas, I just left it outside for about an hour and it was easy to use. After that, I just used it and honestly it was still just as easy to use. In fact, it cut more evenly when it hadn’t been warmed, and it’s not like it turns into hard plastic when it’s room temperature. It is, perhaps, awkward to work with, but not difficult.Use right angle connector for the sharp turns, but this pipe does actually eliminate many of the angled connectors needed for the hard plastic/pvc pipes. Now, I probably should have purchased blue for cold water, but I didn’t see this being any different than installing all white or black pipe like i usually do (and just label them).
Great for the DIYer!I had never used PEX before, but when I attempted to renovate a bathroom, I decided this was definitely the way to go! This line with bend and move to your every need without ever having to worry about connecting different unwanted “fittings”. I ran this line through 3 different walls and a total of 5 – 90 degree turns. It never bent, buckles, or anything! The added color allows for SIMPLE repairs later if need be.INSTALLATION NOTE: Make sure and get a “SharkBite U701 PEX Tubing Cutter” for a clean, SIMPLE cut and a “Cash Acme U702A Shark Bite Deburring and Depth Tool” to ensure you have a smooth end and can measure the depth to ALSO ensure it is inserted into the fitting all the way! These are by no means mandatory, but will definitely save you time (and potential problems) in the future!
Central Vapors –
Makes Plumbing a breezeIm by far the worst plumber there is and ever will be, anything I’ve installed leeks or explodes under pressure with water spewing all over. BUT with this tubing, its totally dummy proof. Im telling you, there is absolutely no way you can mess this up. Buy some connectors called Sharkbite’s together with this tubing and your golden I promise! Heck my work turned out so good I should take a look at goin in the plumbing business.
External deep groves create leakThe outside of the tube I received had intermittent deep groves so large that the o-ring can not seal it and as a result it leaks. As a result I had to run to the local store to get a replacement. This was my first experience with PEX and did not really pay attention to this before assembly. I will update this post later with pictures showing the groves.
Richard W. –
So easy to use my wife could do it…I just converted my whole trailer from old grey pipe to all white and red PEX B. I used all brass fittings with a IClamp crimper and did not have one bad piece up to posting this. The best part about PEX is my little Thai wife was strong enough to cut and hand me all the pieces so I never had to move. I will post more pictures at a later date. The pipe I received was easy to unroll but I did not bend at any corners as I used brass elbows. I highly recommend the SharkBite brand as it is not the first time using it and I have never had one issue with any of there products.
JUST RE-PIPED MY WHOLE HOUSE WITH PEXBack story: I discovered I had a slab leak on my hot water line under my bathroom and upon further investigation discovered a cold water leak under my entryway. Being in Ventura County, CA our water is hard and my tract home was made cheap. It was built 30 years ago with copper in the slab foundation. The plastic sheathing they used to isolate the copper from the concrete was super thin and subsequently eroded as the pipes expanded and contracted with temperature. This lead to major corrosion of the copper (especially in the hot water line) from the outside and the predominance of minerals in our hot water corroded the insides of the copper. I knew this would be a problem when I bought the house, as I have lived in the neighborhood for a while. Many neighbors have all had similar issues and paid big money to patch or re-pipe.My background: I am an avid DIY-er with just about every type of project. Electrical, plumbing, heating/AC, appliances, etc. I have patched and repaired many types of plumbing including copper, galvie, ABS, and PVC. I was new to PEX. What I did: I did a lot of research before making the purchase and weighed all of my options. I considered paying a plumber, doing it myself, using copper, and using PEX. I decided on PEX and wanted to do a manifold system so I can easily remodel my bathrooms in the future without turning off the whole house water supply. My house is a 1550sqft single-story house with 2 full bathrooms. I opted to replace the 1″ copper line where it comes in to the garage from the shut-off valve outside and run it to the manifold location near the water heater. I split the 1″ copper with a “T” and reduced it to 3/4″ copper to the water heater supply and the cold-water side of the manifold. I used 3/4″ SharkBite PEX stubs to feed into the manifold for a little flexibility. I ran 1/2″ PEX to each fixture. I used red PEX for hot and blue PEX for cold. I wanted to reduce the amount of fitting and connectors in the system, but used 1/2″ PEX to used copper stub-outs with new compression fitting valves to lead to each fixture; I didn’t like the idea of the PEX sticking out of the walls. I used the stainless cinch-ring clips because the crimper is a bit smaller and fits in tighter spaces. I opted for the 100′ rolls of the PEX so I could have a direct shot to each fixture without any unions along the way.The Review: PEX, though flexible, is still fairly rigid and a bit tough to uncoil, but much better than copper. With a little patience and coercion, I was able to thread it through the headers and down the walls with minimal drywall cutting. I used 90-degree angle guides to protect the bends. Using the cinch rings at the connection points was easy. It took me 53 hours of work over the span of 4 days to complete the project (drywall repair included). It would have been a bit faster, but I had to cut a hole in part of my roof to access a header above the kitchen sink.Bottom Line: I am beyond thrilled with this product and how easy it was to install. I was able to re-pipe my entire house by myself in a few days for less than $1000. The copper portion alone cost me $300, so that puts the PEX at $700.